Create Portraits with the Pen Tool in Illustrator

Maggie Hobson-Baker, Art and Design

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7 Videos (26m)
    • 1: Intro

    • 2: Pen Tool Intro

    • 3: Curved Lines/Shapes with the Pen Tool

    • 4: More Curved Lines/Shapes with the Pen Tool

    • 5: Creating a Color Palette

    • 6: The Portrait

    • 7: Closing


About This Class

In this series of videos I will show you how to work with the pen tool to create a vector portrait in Illustrator.  


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Excellent tips to learn how to use the pen tool without twisting it to a knot which is what I was doing. THANKS, THANK, i am working on 2 portraits this week was my brother's and my mom (89 years old yesterday) so they will be a bit late but she will be thrilled. She just started painting last year so now she knows why I got into art. Thanks, I will be posting a screenshot in a few minutes. I am working on 2 computers one to watch you and one to work on illustrator. This is a game changer. Tks. Ana





Maggie Hobson-Baker

Art and Design

Maggie is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor in Studio Art, living and working in the Philadelphia Area. Her work reflects her love of shape, color, nature and design. She loves drawing on her iPad, and Bamboo Tablet as well as working with traditional materials. You can often find her with her camera and sketchbook in the woods. She is especially interested in the dialogue between traditional and digital platforms in the creation of art and visual images.

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